Bored Meetings is a free to use tool that helps colleagues connect despite timezone and geography with personalised scheduled meetings.
So you're a part of a remote team working with people from all over the world, and you're just about realising, '*wow everyone here is really cool, how do I get to know everybody on an unbiased, one-to-one, virtual yet personal level?'*
Well, you’ve come to the right place. Bored Meetings is the right tool if you’re looking for something that can help you build a rapport with the people you work with, and have a conversation with them, outside the occasional Zoom call.
Introductions are in order.
When you first get Bored Meetings for your team, everyone gets added to a Slack channel. You can make unlimited channels for unlimited people. We have enough room for unlimited meetings!
Bored Meeting channels are where everyone can introduce themselves and get comfortable. This is where the party fires up!
Now that you're all here, Bored Meetings will randomly pair you up with someone, and create a private chat with them. Don’t worry, we’ll help you break the ice with conversation starters and fun games. We’ve even made it easy for you to schedule a meeting on their calendar for when, you know, it starts getting serious.
You might enter the chat as colleagues, but you will surely leave as friends. During your time at Bored Meetings, you'll come across a great deal of hobbies and interests. Some of them mutual, and some right out of left field.
It’s almost as if people have layers you have no idea about until you get to know them better? Interesting.
What to do in a Bored Meeting? You can follow our list of recommended icebreakers.You can play some on Slack, or decide to take the game elsewhere:
Installed this in our team's Slack channel and it's been a great way to passively play games with the team. We set up a recurring trivia game and it's very "no-pressure" to join. Def recommend trying out if you're looking for a quick & easy way to add some bonding for remote teams.
"I work for a small, fully remote start-up, and we love your games, particularly Trivia and Faker. We play every day at the end of the work day. It's a great way to shift from 'workplace' to 'home' and helps us connect and get to know each other better. Thank you for creating this product. We look forward to more games!"
Bored is not only fun, but also very helpful in stimulating communication among the team while working in a remote environment.
“We had a bunch of fun. Loved the roast game. This honestly does a better job of replicating an in-office vibe than virtual offices or the many different video chat things that have popped up.”
“We love this fresh new trivia format. It's a great way to chill out and banter with the team. This is coming from someone who has played a lot of TV show quizzes.”